Advice and Resources for MBA Applicants: Top School Strategies, Essays and Interviews

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About Vince


  • Based in Tokyo, Japan and San Francisco, California, I support clients around the world as they apply to top MBA and graduate programs

  • Since 2002, I have enjoyed helping high-potential applicants get admitted to every top graduate and MBA program in the world

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Vince Ricci

International Graduate Admissions Consultant based in Japan, working globally

Top MBA admissions results since 2002

Updated — 9 Oct 2015

Latest posts

HBS Interviews

Columbia Business School MBA essay tips

Wharton MBA essay tips – due 5 Jan

LBS MBA essay tips – due 5 Jan

HBS MBA essay tips – due 6 Jan

Kellogg MBA essay tips – due 6 Jan

Berkeley Haas MBA essay tips – due 7 Jan

Stanford GSB MBA essay tips – due 12 Jan

MBA application deadlines 2015-16

Most popular posts

How to pass your behavioral interview

Why MBA? What are your goals?

How to discuss your strengths and weaknesses

Describe a situation where you failed.

How can you contribute to our school?

How to differentiate accomplishments, leadership and teamwork stories

How to impress MBA admissions officers at your campus visit

What questions should I ask at the end of my MBA interview?

Harvard Business School HBS 2016 start MBA Application and Essay Questions for the Class of 2018

What matters most to Stanford GSB MBA 2016 ▸ Admissions Essay Tips for the Class of 2018

Tell me about a time you handled a difficult situation.

What do you hope to gain both personally and professionally from the Wharton MBA?

How to apply for a Fulbright Scholarship

Who should write your MBA letters of recommendation?

How to write your life story

Columbia Business School 2016 MBA Admissions Essays – Questions behind the Questions

Save time! Outline your essays before writing a full draft

Six steps to INSEAD Interview success

London Business School (LBS) MBA Class of 2018 Essay Tips

Prepare for interviews using Vince’s mirror method

The London Business School (LBS) MBA Interview

How to prepare for your Columbia Business School MBA admissions interview

How can you contribute to our MBA community?

Best Harvard Business School (HBS) MBA interview tips

The ding thing: how to reapply to an MBA program

INSEAD MBA Job Description and Motivation Essays

MIT Sloan MBA Essay Tips for August 2016 Entry (Class of 2018)

Is there anything else you would like me to know? How to end your MBA admissions interview

How to prepare for your MIT Sloan MBA admissions interview

How to prepare for your Stanford GSB MBA alumni interview

What to do if your recommender says, “You write it. I will sign it.”

How to edit and proofread your essays

Is the MBA admissions Optional Essay truly optional?

Watch sample interview videos

How will you add value to the London Business School community?

Kellogg Admissions Essay Tips for 2015-2016

How to frame answers for MBA interviews

How to write a résumé, and why

How to get off the MBA waitlist

Should my goals essay be creative?

MBA Letters of Recommendation :: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How to pass your Chicago Booth MBA interview

Vince answers frequently asked questions about MBA interviews

How to contact club presidents to confirm your contributions

How I help clients pass the Wharton Team-Based Discussion interview

How to frame MBA admissions essays and post interview reflections

Round one MBA admissions timeline - when should I start writing essays?

How to write #BerkeleyHaas #MBA application essays and why

MIT Sloan MBA Essays: The Questions behind the Questions

How to pass your Kellogg MBA alumni interview

How to prepare for your MBA admissions interviews

Vince’s best interview tips

Chicago Booth MBA Admissions Essay Tips: questions behind the questions

Make a fresh start with each new MBA application

How to ace your Berkeley Haas MBA interview

The Tuck Interview

2014–2015 HBS MBA Admissions Essay: questions behind the question




Vince's clients
admitted since 2007
Kellogg  24
Stanford 1
Tuck  8
Wharton  26

+8 Fulbright Scholars

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"You encouraged me to be genuine, and helped me find the right, true stories that captured who I am. In this way, you offer applicants not only an effective admissions advisory, but also a unique journey of self discovery and empowering dreams."

Harvard Business School Class of 2015, with Fulbright Scholarship (also admitted Stanford GSB)


"First, you limit the number of your clients so that you can maintain the high quality of your services while many other MBA consultants accept clients almost beyond their capacity. Second, you are really great 'catalyst.' Each question you asked me made me think and thus deepened my stories. Thanks to you, I was able to come up with excellent ideas that I could never come up with alone."

Kellogg Class of 2015 (also admitted Berkeley Haas)


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